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Nov 18, 2013 10:19 AM by AP

Couhig first West Feliciana Parish president

ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) - Kevin Couhig, a first-time politician, will become West Feliciana's first parish president.

The Advocate reports Couhig, a businessman, defeated Tom McVea, who served more than two decades in public office, with 59 percent of the vote.

Couhig will be sworn into office within 10 days from Saturday's election.

Voter turnout was 43 percent of the 7,491 people eligible to vote in this election.

Couhig is the CEO of Source Capital Corp.

McVea is a former state representative and West Feliciana police juror.

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